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By Edition On Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Puerto Ricans protest against proposed US financial oversight board

SAN JUAN – On Sunday, May 1, which is International Workers’ Day, various civic, trade union and political groups organized a massive march against a proposal by the United States Congress to impose a federal More...

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By Edition On Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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Puerto Rico lawmakers approve moratorium on loan repayments

SAN JUAN – Early Wednesday morning, Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives approved a bill imposing a moratorium on servicing the US territory’s massive $70 billion debt. The Senate approved the bill More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
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Personal conflicts obstruct FBI investigation into Puerto Rico fraud

SAN JUAN – The ongoing controversy over Puerto Rico’s insolvency and efforts to enlist congressional support for legal bankruptcy protection for the US territory have resulted in fingers being pointed at More...

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By Edition On Monday, March 21st, 2016
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Puerto Ricans are the Caribbean’s happiest people, says latest world report

NEW YORK – As if in defiance of a ruined economy and rising unemployment, Puerto Ricans have emerged the happiest people in the Caribbean, according to the 2016 World Happiness Report. The US island territory More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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Dominican Republic migrants intercepted heading towards Puerto Rico

AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO), working jointly with the US Coast Guard, intercepted a makeshift wooden vessel on Saturday with 25 undocumented More...

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By Edition On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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JetBlue stop flights between Sint Martin and San Juan

PHILLIPSBURG – The US budget airline JetBlue recently announced that the route between St. Maarten and San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico, will be stopped. This is because the flights are not sufficiently occupied. More...

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By Edition On Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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Puerto Rico authorities seize more than $1.6 million in counterfeit merchandise

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field Operations announced on Wednesday the seizure of nearly 10,000 counterfeit products, valued at more than $1.6 million at the Luis More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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Cash crunch threatens to cut off gas and electricity supplies in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s cash-strapped government and some institutions face a worsening cash crunch that threatens to cut off their access to gasoline and electricity amid the island’s economic More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 4th, 2016
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CDC issues travel warning as Zika virus reported in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a travel warning following the first reported case of Zika virus in Puerto Rico. The outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus began in More...

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By Edition On Friday, October 23rd, 2015
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US Treasury pushes unprecedented bankruptcy plan for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, USA — At Thursday’s US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla and Antonio Weiss of the US Treasury Department asked Congress for More...